Oneiric Dirges In Mono

by The River

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Contrary to popular belief this is our 3rd demo. It's simply the 1st recording we made that we're comfortable with releasing.

Today it rained again. The window lead soft drops to quiet streams as they filtered in downward glances towards the safety of a river below. Outside seemed so far away as the pane threw back an empty reflection amidst the dancing droplets beyond. The scalpels that slashed the sky rent her further to bleed her purity over the wreckage below. Behind the window’s reach a tune is being played across the nerve strings of a fiddle, the bow’s blade cuts a deeper, more lonely tune than any have felt before...


released May 1, 2003

Vicky - Vocals
Stephen - Bass
Christian - Guitar & Drums



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The River UK

It started in 1999. The dust in the room began to dance & bask in the amber glow from the valves as the amps began to rumble into life. Adding the battery gave life to the monolith whilst the soothing tones of the voice healed the wounds from the bludgeon. The rain outside only added to the mantra being played in the early summer evening and the shadows that danced were in perfect step... ... more

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